* Extra scary because no helmet! Boogity boogity boogity.


26 Responses to “Boo*”

  1. Libby Says:

    You’re a Trickster! Giving out the treats now. It’s 43degrees. Great costumes and makeup. Interrupted there for awhile – just now turned out the light. Ran out of candy @140 fun-size packs.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We had an OK turnout, but not as big as last year, and thus we have candy left over (urp). I’m not quite sure why — the weather was pleasant. These kids today. …

      • khal spencer Says:

        We had practically zilch here. Less than a dozen. I ended up bringing most of the treats to work. Minus my own costume…

  2. BruceM Says:

    Patrick, By the current news on, you got out of CS just in time. The Knife and Gun club is active.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yeah, I saw that, Bruce. It appears he posted the usual rambling manifesto before going hunting. I guess the NRA’s Good Guy With a Gun Patrol had the weekend off.

    • khal spencer Says:

      Funny, the Fanta Se New Mexican just told us how effective the background check laws are in Colorado. I guess they missed this one. Yet another case of “you would never expect it from this guy” and then presto, he goes off the rails.

      Apparently one of the victims was a bicyclist. Wonder if it was anyone you knew.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        The cops refuse to release the names to the press, looks like. The Gazette got two names after family spoke to their reporters. The guy on the bike remains unidentified. Man, I hope it’s nobody I know.

        Meanwhile, I bought my first gun, illegally, in Colorado at age 17.

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Well done Sir! Rivendell. Classy. Must be Herself’s cap.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Mine, actually. Now and then when I spend a little money with Grant P. I get a little sumpin’ extra in the box. If I want to wear one I have to snip the elastic, though, as I suffer from Giant Head Syndrome.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Me too with the big head. Obviously the space is not filled with highly functioning gray matter. I like that Walz offers 2 sizes. Seeing that cap made me go to their website. Nice stuff, and the Sam Hillborn caught my eye.

  4. Sharon Says:

    More than 1,200 kids and we ran out of candy. Quite a few people on our street decorate their homes so everyone in the county comes here. Every year we say we are going to the movies, but we don’t.

  5. Jon Paulos Says:

    We didn’t have Sharon’s head count but had a great time seeing the costumes. Two showed up as Melinda Sings, and the first one took pity on my ignorance and told me it was a YouTube thing. I looked it up quick and was ready for the second. Picked up a few points with the tweenage set for us old people. Lotta Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I guess I missed a remake. Donatello and Raphael, but no Leonardo or, what, Michaelangelo?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Costumes here were not that imaginative. We get a lot of older “kids,” too, which the previous owner said was par for the course. Couple cute little nippers, though, including ‘Nessie from next door, who was decked out like a bunny rabbit. Herself shot a cellphone pic but it didn’t turn out; I was cooking dinner and didn’t have an extra pair of hands free for purposes of photography.

  6. Larry T. Says:

    Jack-o-Lanterns need crash-hats these days? When the kids toss ’em in the street post Halloween a styrofoam hat’s not going to do much good. We used to have trick-o-treaters back-in-the-day so I had some candy on hand. The kind good enough to hand out but not so good you’re tempted to eat it all if nobody shows up. It’ll go off to the wife’s office since nobody showed up last night. Today it’s a bike ride on a sunny Sunday, followed by bike wash and service before the road bikes get put away for winter. And if I survive that and tomorrow’s weather is nice, I have a ‘cross bike ready to get dirty with?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      In two years here we’ve done lots better with trick-or-treaters than we ever did in Bibleburg. Our street there was dark thanks to a shortage of functional street lights (John Galt lived in another part of town) and thus the kids would work the brighter streets. Maybe they were askeered of the old jobless prevert with the Lycra-and-bicycles fetish.

  7. Mike Frye Says:

    Well, I spent Halloween in I.C.U. (got really sick, could not keep anything down) so I got the $700.00 cab ride to the hospital. Been here ever since. Fortunately. I did not get out to buy any candy so I don’t have any extra candy to make me look more like a bowling ball.
    Mike the Bike Guy

  8. weaksides Says:

    • Downhill Bill Says:

      Some valid points there, but I’m more impressed by having walked (or limped) away from two helmet-breaking crashes. Kept the helmets as reminders.

      [Dons flame suit] Some of us regard a mirror as even more important, as it enables avoiding trouble, versus helping only when you’re already in trouble.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Here, here, Bill, I second your mirror motion. Will not ride without one, even when the bike shop guys tease me about seeing the concrete truck right before impact. And as rocky as SE Arizona is, I always wear a helmet.

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